On Monday morning, locals informed the forest department about the big cat being caught in a trap set up near the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES).
A team was immediately sent to rescue the animal from the man-made trap, suspected to have been set up by poachers.
The feline had injured one of its legs because of the trap. After a successful rescue operation, it was taken to Dehradun Zoo where a team of veterinarians treated it before keeping it under supervision.
The operation was carried out by Jhajra forest range officer Vinay Mohan Raturi, Ravi Joshi from the Head Quarter team and Dr Rakesh Natuiyal. A team of forest officials and veterinarians assisted them in the operation.
According to a report by Times of India, till October 30 this year, 50 people have lost their lives and over 214 injured in wild animal attacks in the state. Leopards have been responsible for nearly half the deaths.
The figures are close to that of 2019, when 58 people lost their lives to such attacks and 181 were injured.